Best Compression

Setup Squeezer Wizard

Below is a simple chart that compares the size of several runtime components with and without InstallAware compression. Various legacy runtimes are included to illustrate how dramatic your space savings may be over already compressed package sizes. Note that this chart doesn't even take into account InstallAware's new 64-bit compression engine - expect to save an additional 30% on top of the already enhanced compression savings below, if you are able to use new 64-bit compression. The numbers below are for InstallAware's strongest available compression while remaining compatible with extraction on 32-bit operating systems:

Redistributable Regular InstallAware Size Gains
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 111 MB 106 MB 5.5%
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 80 MB 71.8 MB 10%
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 59.1 MB 54 MB 9%
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 66.8 MB 55.6 MB 17%
Microsoft SQL Server 2019 249 MB 223 MB 11%
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 276 MB 246 MB 11%
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 with Service Pack 1 411 MB 255 MB 38%
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP2 x86 and WOW on x64 274 MB 206 MB 25%
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP2 x64 311 MB 223 MB 28%
Windows Installer 2.0 3,446 KB 1,770 KB 49%
Internet Explorer 6 79,849 KB 47,110 KB 41%
Microsoft .NET 1.1 23,697 KB 12,338 KB 48%
Microsoft .NET 1.1 with Service Pack 1 34,150 KB 11,403 KB 67%
Microsoft JSharp 1.1 6,764 KB 2,596 KB 61%
Microsoft .NET 2.0 22,959 KB 17,272 KB 25%
Microsoft .NET 3.5 (including .NET 2.0 SP1 and .NET 3.0 SP1) 201,848 KB 131,438 KB 35%
Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005 54,791 KB 33,036 KB 40%